WASHINGTON – U.S. Senator Chris Murphy (D-Conn.) announced on Monday that Serendipity Labs, a shared workspace company in Stamford, is “Murphy’s Innovator of the Month.” Serendipity Labs offers flexible shared offices, co-working and event spaces across the country to serve as an extension for businesses and a home base for established, independent professionals. Earlier today, Murphy visited and toured Serendipity Labs and held a roundtable discussion with employees and innovators.

John Arenas founded Serendipity Labs in 2011 with a vision of designing inspiring workplaces imbued with vibrancy while still meeting high corporate standards, serving regional geographic areas connected to each other. Serendipity Labs opened its Stamford location in 2016 and currently works out of a 22,000 square foot facility employing 10 people. Since its move to Stamford, Serendipity Labs has been recognized by the Stamford Chamber of Commerce as the Stamford Business of the Year and as Coolest Place to Work in Connecticut by Women Digital Nomads, both in 2017. Serendipity Labs Franchise International is headquartered in Connecticut.

“This is just a great example of a smart business meeting customers where they are,” said Murphy. “Where and how we work is changing every day, and workers need a place unique to them to grow and thrive. After my visit to Serendipity Labs, I see why so many businesses are turning to individual and shared workspaces. I’m happy to highlight the work they are doing.”

“Connecticut’s businesses are vibrant, coming from sectors as diverse as insurance, finance, technology and healthcare – and like all businesses, they need to be agile to grow and succeed. Serendipity helps small and medium businesses thrive while giving large international companies the flexibility to meet the workforce demands of today, with workplace, meeting and event options that allow business to stay in Connecticut. We are thrilled to be recognized as “Murphy’s Innovator of the Month,” said John P. Arenas, chairman and CEO of Serendipity Labs, Inc.

Murphy believes entrepreneurship and innovation are building blocks for a strong economy. In the U.S. Senate, he has introduced two bipartisan pieces of legislation to incentivize angel investors to put more money into startup companies – the Angel Tax Credit Act and the Helping Angels Lead Our Startups (HALOS) Act. Startup companies create an average of 2 million jobs each year.